COMICS: First Look At Christos Gage And Neal Adams' THE FIRST X-MEN #1

Did you think that Charles Xavier founded the first team of mutants? Think again! It turns out that Wolverine brought together a team long before then and you can get a first look The First X-Men #1 courtesy of Comic Book Resources, right here.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/26/2012
• X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel’s Mutants!
• The secret history of the X-Men...BEFORE Xavier’s team!
• Starring Wolverine & Sabretooth!


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THE FIRST X-MEN #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & NEAL ADAMS
Pencils & Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN


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darkjedv - 7/26/2012, 9:17 AM
Ugh...I would not buy this. The art is terrible. What year is this supposed to be? The dialog is terrible too. Hoodies and caps weren't popular until the 90's. I guess you just fill in the blanks. Claws and a sword on a bike. Yeah...wow. Cash in marvel. I can't imagine this story being good. Reminds me of Fallen Angels with Wolverine put in for sales..and I like Marvel.
theInvincibleMexiMan - 7/26/2012, 10:40 AM
the artwork looks terrible...
marantaz - 7/26/2012, 10:41 AM
reading this leaves me sad and disappointed...
imnotwearinghockeypants - 7/26/2012, 10:47 AM
Wow. Total horse shit.
KaneVonDoom - 7/26/2012, 10:48 AM
I usually really don't care when they make these weird teams that are in the past, but this is just turrrible
lntrn8 - 7/26/2012, 10:50 AM
before Charles Xavier's dream . . . then how did they get the "X" in "First X-Men"? gotta know
musashi - 7/26/2012, 10:55 AM
@intrn8 Yeah, I ws thinking the same thing. If Wolverine found them wouldn't they be called the W-Men?

Please don't say theyre going to time travel this group of X-Men into the future!! The present is getting crowded with people from the past AND the future! Lol
coolguy - 7/26/2012, 10:57 AM
Of course wolverine founded the first team of xmen.
Judecheung - 7/26/2012, 11:23 AM
there's no point in making this series...
JayRich001 - 7/26/2012, 11:57 AM
Why would anyone think this was a good idea.
ClarkFarley2012 - 7/26/2012, 12:04 PM
I don't know what or why this is being made. The art isn't that good either. I'll pass.
ClarkFarley2012 - 7/26/2012, 12:09 PM
@ RTR..ah someone else who knows that. I argue with ppl about that all the time.
whytry2hard - 7/26/2012, 12:22 PM
I'm glad we're all in agreement on this series.
darkjedv - 7/26/2012, 12:40 PM
@Nomis Adams used to be good...he should have stayed retired. I think marc silvestri had the best run on x-men.
HeadPool420 - 7/26/2012, 12:53 PM
It makes me sad when I see a something I love being milked just for money! That's what Marvel is doing to the X-Men! Its not about quality stories and amazing art anymore it's about rushing the artist and hiring crappy writers with no good ideas!
TheMarvelWay - 7/26/2012, 1:03 PM
I think Neal Adams and Jim Lee need to do layouts, let someone else tighten them up or use cpu programs to measure the bodies and then do the finishes. Both of them have lost a step and it's because of problems with the layouts, and proportions.
comicb00kguy - 7/26/2012, 1:05 PM
I love Neal Adams' art from back in the day (he is one of my all-time favorites, to be honest), but his new stuff is just painful to look at. And besides, why do we need to go back and rewrite history like this?

Hope420: Marvel has been milking the X-Men for every dime they can get out of us fans for twenty years or more now. I agree with the rest of what you're saying. When they get writers with good ideas, Marvel runs them off by making them drop the stories they want to do to fit in with whatever crappy idea management has (like "at the end of this event, Wolverine is revealed to be Xavier's dad") and making the writers find a way to make their ridiculous ideas happen.
comicb00kguy - 7/26/2012, 1:06 PM
Nomis: Nice reference to some classic stories.
JackSass - 7/26/2012, 1:20 PM
Terrible, terrible, terrible. It's ugly.
nld3 - 7/26/2012, 1:47 PM
I'm a sucker for Adams. You guys have to admit. You are a little spoiled. Today's artists are finally in his class. But years ago most comic artists sucked. With a few exceptions. I don't like the premise but I like Neal Adams. I never thought he would make this type of comeback after all these years. I hope sticks around more than 6 issues.
Dunejedi - 7/26/2012, 2:24 PM
You know what would be an awesome "big event" for Marvel, that A LOT of people would really get excited about? "A Year Without Wolverine". Seriously, give it a f#cking rest already.
ralfinader - 7/26/2012, 2:39 PM
RTRDOnslaught - 7/26/2012, 12:07 PM
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They are called the X-men because of the X-gene, not because of Xavier.

Thought Chuck named it the X-gene. Anyways, "First X-Men" is so damn stupid, not Nick Fury jr. stupid, but damn close. And the alt coverart sucks.
jimoakley666 - 7/26/2012, 3:37 PM
I'm the biggest Wolverine fan, but even I'm not that keen on the idea of this. It's just a bit forced. And Magneto's hair on that cover is disgusting!
MiVigilante - 7/26/2012, 5:29 PM
this could be worse than batman odyssey.....which was the biggest waste of paper and ink imo
Ronin75 - 7/26/2012, 6:29 PM
All of you are full of it.....Neal Adams is still better than half of the artist out there and with Wolverine in it you know your going to be buying it, look at Wolverine and the Xmen...
Ghostt - 7/26/2012, 8:06 PM
this is an abomination.

drewXdeficit - 7/27/2012, 2:10 AM
I don't know who is inking Adams' stuff these days (and I'm too lazy to look it up), but it looks absolutely terrible. His art really isn't being done any justice at all.

That said, Neal Adams needs to stop writing. He's a classic example of a fantastic artist who can't compose a story to save his life. Batman: Odyssey was such a mess. I know this is going to be awful.
pepe - 7/27/2012, 3:37 AM
What happend to Neal Adams. Once he was the best artist ever. Now he just s*cks!!!! Awful
JohnnyKrypton - 7/27/2012, 4:34 AM
@ Ronin75

"All of you are full of it.....Neal Adams is still better than half of the artist out there"


You sre correct...Neal Adams is better than half an artist. It's crap- plain and simple.
JackSass - 7/27/2012, 6:25 AM
@ DatScarletPimPerNeLL: I wish.
JackSass - 7/27/2012, 6:25 AM
my problem with this is not the art. It's the insane idea behind this book.
niknik - 7/28/2012, 11:02 PM
You kiddies don't have a clue what good art is. If Neal Adams is crap than so must be Barry Smith, Jim Steranko, and Jim Starlin. Your brains have been so poisoned by the awful shat they put in books these day on a shoestring budget to maximize profits at 4 bucks a book you dont even know what good art is any more.
Ronin75 - 8/2/2012, 6:48 PM
@JohnnyKrypton- so don't buy it, so I forgot an "s", if it makes you feel better to be a spelling Nazi, stick to Superman and his boring self.

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